New Delhi, June 2 (). The BRICS Foreign Ministers strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
A joint statement issued after the BRICS meeting in Cape Town on Thursday acknowledged the overall threat posed by terrorism and radicalisation.
India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also participated in the conference.
The statement said the ministers of the BRICS countries committed to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including cross-border movement of terrorists and terrorism financing networks and safe havens.
The BRICS Ministers reiterated that terrorism should not be linked to any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
He called for strengthening the system of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. Also stressing on the Convention on the Prohibition of Development, Production and Stockpiling of Biological Weapons and on their Destruction, said that it is very important for maintaining global stability and international peace and security.
The BRICS Foreign Ministers reiterated their commitment to strengthen the BRICS framework under the three pillars of political and security, economic and financial, and people-to-people cooperation.
He said that the three pillars make up the spirit of the group characterized by mutual respect and understanding, equality, solidarity, openness, inclusiveness and consensus.
The BRICS Foreign Ministers exchanged views on major global and regional trends and issues.
The ministers reaffirmed the importance of the G20 playing a key multilateral role in the area of economic cooperation, involving both developed and developing countries, where major economies seek to jointly address global challenges, the statement said.